Soundboards?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by joshsroka, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. joshsroka macrumors member

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    I am assuming movie/celebrity soundboards would not be allowed in the app store with out permission from the studio / celebrity? If I had permission this should be allowed correct?
     
  2. xsmasher macrumors regular

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    Someone holds the copyright for those clips - probably the studio, not the celebrity. You'd need to contact the copyright holder and get a written permission to make (and sell?) copies.

    I think Apple also has something in the app store agreement about not posting anything you haven't cleared copyright for?
     
  3. heyadam macrumors newbie

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    You must either have the copyright rights to any sound clips you use, or make sure they're public domain or under the right kind of creative commons license. Hope that helps.
     
  4. OGMandrake macrumors newbie

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    Further Complication

    I imagine it would be further complicated by what country you are in and what laws you are subject to as well.

    I believe that Lucasarts made a big deal about that and had one of the iPhone Star Wars Soundboards taken down and then they partnered with THQ to actually create a board that they now sell on the AppStore.

    For our soundboard application, because of all the user generated content that is available, we take a YouTube approach to the whole situation, and if you upload something that infringes on copyright and someone complains we will just delete it. We can't control what people are going to submit, nor can we screen it for illicit comment on the way in, so unfortunately there is no other way to do it.
     

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